By Mark Abrams

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — If you’re looking for a newspaper, a magazine or a book to take with you on your ride out of SEPTA’s suburban station, you’re out of luck.

SEPTA spokesman Andrew Busch says a newstand and a book store run by the same North Jersey company decided to close up operations in December.

“While I don’t know the specifics of their business operations or exactly what their situation was, the general indication was is that they closed due to business reasons, due to declines in sales.”

Busch says SEPTA has been negotiating with two potential tenants and hopes to wrap up the talks soon.

“There is progress being made and we hope that we’ll be able to tell our riders and the public more about that pretty soon here.”

He wouldn’t confirm what kind of businesses the potential tenants would bring, but did say they were not going to be a newstand or a book store.

Comments (2)
  1. I was told by someone in the know a Starbucks, and 7-11.

  2. Just curious: was the Newstand impacted by any regulations that might have hit its profitability? E.G. forbidden to sell lottery tickets or cigarettes?

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